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Models, philosophy, logic: A model is obtained when a logical formula provides true statements by inserting objects instead of the free variables. One problem is the exclusion of unintended models. See also model theory.
 
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Models/DuhemVsKelvin: (in which mechanical models play a fundamental role) Kelvin: if I have a model, I understand, if I have none, I do not understand. Today, one uses more set theoretical models that Duhem certainly would not have challenged.

Duh I
P. Duhem
Ziel und Struktur der physikalischen Theorien Hamburg 1998


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-30